Women business owners to be celebrated at OUE


ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Ohio University’s Eastern Campus invites the community to attend “Women in Business,” an open forum featuring local female entrepreneurs, on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm in the McTeague Lounge in Shannon Hall. The event, which is part of a number of upcoming community ...

Bridgeport K9 officer receives new collar


BRIDGEPORT — A local K-9 officer received a new collar as thanks for helping apprehend a suspect in January. On Jan. 26, Bridgeport Police Chief Andrew Klotz said, his department was alerted to a female suspect who was was attempting to flee probation officers from the Belmont County Court ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts February 2017 report


STEUBENVILLE — John A. Corrigan, clerk of courts at the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville, provided the following report for the month of February: Auto Title Department, total vehicle fees and taxes — County, $34,274.03; State, $547,429.59; Total, $581,703.62; Miscellaneous ...

Flushing Village Council members discuss strategies for collecting delinquent water bills.

Finances, development on agenda for Flushing council


FLUSHING — Village Council discussed ongoing efforts to get delinquent water customer accounts paid and strategies for dealing with dilapidated structures at its monthly meeting Thursday. Mayor Tom Bober told council it is important that water customers understand that the large number of ...

Buckeye Local registration dates set for March


TILTONSVILLE — The Buckeye Local Early Childhood Education (previously Preschool) and kindergarten registration for children that would like to enroll in the district has been set for the following dates: South Elementary — Tuesday, March 14 North Elementary — Wednesday, March ...

Shadyside Local School District to hold Preschool registration


SHADYSIDE — Shadyside Local School District will hold an informational/registration meeting for the 2017/2018 Early Childhood Education Preschool Program at Jefferson Elementary School on Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children must be 3 years of age on or before Aug. 1 to be eligible for ...

Martins Ferry Christian Preschool registration begins


MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Christian Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-18 school year. Registration will be by appointment only. Interested parents may call Joan Martin at the preschool at 740-633-0599 or at home at 740-633-3156 to schedule an appointment. There is ...

Edison to hold Preschool and Kindergarten Registration


HAMMONDSVILLE — Edison Local Schools will be welcoming its newest students with sign-ups slated for this week. The district will be holding preschool and kindergarten registration at Stanton Elementary School on March 15 and John Gregg Elementary on March 16 with both events set for 1-6 ...

Harvey Goodman Realtor kicked off 60th year anniversary with style


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Realtors and staff with Harvey Goodman Realtor gathered Jan. 24 at Belmont Hills Country Club to celebrate the company’s anniversary and to celebrate the achievements of its award-winning agents. Friends and fans from a wide variety of businesses showed up to lend their ...

TODD HULTZMAN, field service technician for Verdin Bells & Clocks of Cincinnati, works on the clock that stands along South Fourth Street in Martins Ferry.

Clock’s ticker gets a cleaning

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MARTINS FERRY — Just in time for daylight saving time, a highly visible clock that adorns South Fourth Street in Martins Ferry recently got its ticker cleaned. Twice a year, a field service technician with Verdin Bells & Clocks of Cincinnati visits the Purple City to give the large ...

St. C police on lookout for gold van

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Police are investigating a report of a possible child abduction attempt. St. Clairsville Police Chief Jeff Henry said officers are on the lookout for a suspect in a gold van. The incident involved a 13-year-old girl who was on her way home from school Thursday. “A ...

County judge hands down sentences

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CADIZ — A Harrison County judge delivered several sentences this week. Common Pleas Judge T. Shawn Hervey first heard the case of Jonathan Moore, 33, who was charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a minor ...


Bellaire Queens contest is March 23

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Photo provided Bellaire High School’s Queen of Queen’s Pageant, sponsored by the Student Council, will be held at 7 p.m. March 23 in the Bellaire High School Alumni Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Contestants pictured, front row, from left, are MaKenna Berka, Savannah Allen and ...

Jim Sewell, environmental manager for Shell Chemical Appalachia, spoke to the Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Association at their annual member meeting about the giant ethane cracker plant project Shell is building in Beaver County, Pa.

Shell Chemical rep talks cracker plant

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There are 300 to 400 people working every day at the ethane cracker build site in Monaca, Pa. When the preliminary site work is completed and actual construction begins, that number will swell to nearly 10,000 employees. And those figures could be mirrored in Belmont County, ...

Former VFD treasurer allegedly embezzles $274K

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TILTONSVILLE — Tiltonsville resident and former treasurer of the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department Timothy L. Poludniak, 59, was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury on Wednesday for allegedly embezzling $274,000 from the VFD. Poludniak was charged with one count of theft and one ...

Robbery case among arraignments

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Arraignments were held at Belmont County Common Pleas Court Thursday including a first-degree case involving a break-in and gunfire. Lucas McCland Crooks, 30, incarcerated, pleaded innocent to two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated burglary, each a ...

Steubenville fan website hacker sentenced

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STEUBENVILLE — The man who admitted to his role in hacking into a Steubenville Big Red fan website was sentenced in a federal courtroom in Kentucky on Wednesday to the maximum of two years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Danny Reeves. Deric Lostutter, who resided in Kentucky at the ...

Belmont County mayors meet

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BRIDGEPORT— A collection of Belmont County mayors met on Thursday to establish organizational officers for the new year. The Belmont County Mayors’ Association is a group of elected mayors who form a council to help solve problems in their villages, and to give their communities a bigger ...

Bridgeport Rotary Club President Jennifer Fisher holds and iPad along with Bridgeport High School Principal Rob Zitzelsberger, Bridgeport School District Superintendent Zach Shutler and Citizens Bank Retail Banking Executive Jennifer Gerevics. The Rotary Club worked with The Citizens Bank to help purchase five new iPads for the school district. From left, Zitzelsberger, Fisher, Shutler, and Gerevics.

Rotary club donates iPads to school

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BRIDGEPORT— The Bridgeport Rotary Club donated several new iPads to Bridgeport Schools on Thursday, helping students connect to the world as they learn. At the Rotary Club meeting, members gathered for a group lunch and regular rotary club business. After the meal was concluded, president ...

Football pro and Wheeling native C.J. Goodwin visits

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GLEN DALE — Atlanta Falcons cornerback and Wheeling native C.J. Goodwin told local elementary school students Wednesday the rejection he faced at various points in his career prepared him for later success. A former student at Triadelphia Middle School, The Linsly School and Bethany College, ...